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Julia Reece
Julia Reece
(979) 458-2728
Halbouty 251

Department of Geology and Geophysics
Texas A&M University
MS 3115, Halbouty Building
College Station, TX 77843-3115


2011             Ph.D.
Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA

2006             Diplom (M.S.)
Geosciences, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany

2004             B.S.
Geosciences, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany



2018-2019    IODP Ocean Discovery Lecturer

2010             Schlanger Ocean Drilling Fellowship Award, Consortium for Ocean Leadership ($28,000)




GEOL 306 Introduction to Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

GEOL 311 Principles of Geological Writing 

GEOL 689 Geofluids and Mudrock Characterization 


Julia Reece

Assistant Professor
Sedimentology, Sediment Mechanics

Research Interests

My research interests include the mechanics and transport behavior of marine sediments, early diagenesis, submarine slope failure, and shale gas/oil reservoirs. I am particularly interested in the evolution of petrophysical parameters during burial and the controls on permeability and compressibility. My group uses field samples and data, mostly acquired through the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP), and employs a suite of laboratory techniques including sedimentological and geotechnical experimentation (grain size, Atterberg Limits, resedimentation, and uniaxial compression tests). We also use imaging techniques like petrography and scanning electron microscopy to analyze microstructures of marine sediments and shale gas/oil formations.

Research Group Website 

Selected Publications

  1. Wu, W., Reece, J.S., Gensterblum, Y., and Zoback, M.D. (2017). Permeability evolution of slowly slipping faults in shale reservoirs, Geophysical Research Letters, 44, doi:10.1002/2017GL075506. 
  2. Daigle, H. and Reece, J.S. (2015), Permeability of two-component granular materials, Transport in Porous Media, Vol. 106, p. 523-544, doi:10.1007/s11242-014-0412-6.
  3. Reece, J.S., Flemings, P.B., Dugan, B., Long, H., and Germaine, J.T. (2012), Permeability-porosity relationships of shallow mudstones in the Ursa Basin, northern deepwater Gulf of Mexico, Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, B12102, doi:10.1029/2012JB009438.
  4. Schneider, J., Flemings, P.B., Day-Stirrat, R.J., Germaine, J.T. (2011). Insights into pore-scale controls on mudstone permeability through resedimentation experiments, Geology, Vol. 39, No. 11, p. 1011-1014, doi:10.1130/G32475.1.
  5. Schneider, J., Flemings, P.B., Dugan, B., Long, H., and Germaine, J.T. (2009). Overpressure and consolidation near the seafloor of Brazos-Trinity Basin IV, Northwest Deepwater Gulf of Mexico, Journal of Geophysical Research,114, B05102, doi:10.1029/2008JB005922.
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